One of the Library’s primary source sets for educators, Civil War Music, has recently been re-tuned to reflect the central role that music played in the Civil War, with the addition of more than a dozen items from the Library’s collections.
One of Dr. Carla’s Hayden’s stated goals for her time as Librarian of Congress is to continue to expand access to our primary source collections, and the Library of Congress staff is working hard to achieve this goal. Here is the first post from the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog team highlighting some […]
Back in December 2017, a colleague of ours here at the Library published a short piece in the Music Educator’s Journal highlighting the many video recordings of musical performances at the Library of Congress hosted on the Library’s YouTube channel. Focusing on videos documenting the American Folklife Center’s Homegrown concert series, Lee Ann Potter (Director, Educational Outreach) noted that these resources offer great value to teachers and students. What is that value, and how can we here at the AFC help realize it?
Mark Twain’s reputation spans the centuries: He spent much of his lifetime as one of the most famous writers in the United States, and his works continue to appear in classrooms, as well as in debates over the curriculum. Even now, more than a century after his death, the discovery of an unpublished Twain tale has led to the publication of a new children’s book, which is the subject of an upcoming program at the Library of Congress.
Harness the excitement for a summer trip into a creative learning opportunity with the help of one of the first printed and illustrated travel books.
Talking with science teachers at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference last month reminded me that a couple of years ago the Library of Congress hosted a Teacher in Residence with a background in science.
Poets compose verse to celebrate love, mourn losses, and inspire action. To mark National Poetry Month this year, we revisit past posts about poetry and strategies for teaching poetry:
This post was written by Kaleena Black of the Library of Congress. At a recent book event related to the Library’s acquisition of a rare portrait of Harriet Tubman, the illustrator assured the audience that,“If you can make the number ‘1’, you can draw. All you have to do is see the ‘1’ as a […]
As I read the information provided on the history of National Library Week and School Library Month I began to think about the various posters in the Library of Congress online collections that encouraged people to visit libraries or to read.
While searching through our collections for maps to use for display in the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I, I found one among our uncatalogued holdings that caught my attention. As the title states, it is a map presenting the role of North American Indians in the World War.